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2-Day City Highlights Tour of St. Petersburg

By: TJ Travel
  • Sample traditional Russian lunches

  • Learn about St. Petersburg from your guide
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan

2-Day City Highlights Tour of St. Petersburg
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2-Day City Highlights Tour of St. Petersburg

While your cruise ship is docked, see the highlights of St. Petersburg with ease on this 2-day excursion. Accompanied by a guide, travel in an air-conditioned minivan. Visit Catherine Palace and the Amber Room, stroll through the gardens at Peterhof, and visit the Hermitage before the opening hours to skip the crowds. Take a boat ride along the canals and taste traditional Russian lunches.

What to Expect
Your 2-day group tour begins with a pickup from your cruise ship between 8.30 am and 9:00 am. Board the air-conditioned minivan and embark on your city tour.

Highlights of the first day include a a visit to Peterhof Palace. the Tsars' Village, and a guided tour of the rococo Catherine Palace, including a visit to the gilded Amber Room.

Day 1: 

10:00-10:30 am Travel to Petergof by hydrofoil
10:30 am-12:00 pm Guided tour of the Fountain Park. Walk in the Peterhof Lower Fountain Park and the Upper Gardens
12:00-1:00 pm Traditional Russian lunch
1-2pm Driving to Tsars’ Village
2-3:30pm Guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
3:30-4:30 pm Drive back to the city. Visit a subway station
4:30-5:00 pm Guided tour of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
5:15-6:00 pm Guided tour of the Peter and Paul Cathedral
6:30 pm Return to the ship or evening optional program

Day 2:

The second day begins with an 7.30 am pickup from your cruise ship. Highlights of day two include before-hours access to the Hermitage and a guided tour of Yusupov Palace, noted as the site Grigori Rasputin's murder.

8:30-9:30 am Boat ride along the rivers and canals
9:45-12:00 pm Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum (early entrance, before official opening hours)
12:30-1:15 pm Traditional Russian lunch
1:30-2:30 pm Guided tour of St Isaac Cathedral. Time for shopping
3:00-4:30 pm: Guided tour of Yusupov Palace
5:00 pm: Return to the ship

Please note:
  • The timing and sequence of the museum visits are approximate and depend on the days of the week
  • The sequence of the tour can be changed by your guide due the traffic and museums days closed
  • In order to minimize the flow of tourists inside the museum, the Hermitage authorities reserve the right to adjust the entrance time slot
Reviews (115)
1 - 5 of 101 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful experience!

We booked a two day tour of St. Petersburg with TJ Travel after reading other great reviews on TripAdvisor. We were a group of eight in a very comfortable mini bus. Our guide, Irina, was extremely knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. The whole tour was...More

Thank 146patricia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best Tour Ever

TJ TRAVEL in the Baltics are absolutely, hands down the best tour operators. The guides especially Irena in St Petersburg and I believe Christina in Tallin were amazing. The vehicle and driver in St Petersburg were excellent with WiFi as well. We can’t say enough...More

Thank N3806EDdenisd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful tour TJ travel

It was hard to decide on which tour agency to go with as what they offer, pricing, and the ratings (for the top 3) are very similar. We finally chose TJ Travel based on the evening tour choices that interested us (Russian Experience) and that...More

Thank Captainmad2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
2 day city Highlights Tour of St Petersburg

Excellent and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone docking in St Petersburg. Our tour guide was delightful, with excellent English. The 2 days were packed with so much to see and do. Would have loved another day in port to explore more but...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent informative tour and very accommodating!

I booked TJ Travel with Trip Advisor because of the raving reviews I read and they did not disappoint! First of all, the tour was a fraction of what our cruise ship was offering. Our kids are 2 years old and 11 months and it...More

Thank JanetN42
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Celeste D
20 September 2018|
Response from twinstars616 | Reviewed this property |
No, it did not go there during our trip.
Paula F
8 September 2018|
Response from twinstars616 | Reviewed this property |
I would say no but I am not sure if they may be able to accommodate if you requested it. Best to contact tj travel and inquire about it.